Who is Thorstein Veblen?

Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen (July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929), was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the institutional economics movement. Besides his technical work he was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as shown by his best known book The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899).

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List Of Liberal Theorists - Mill and Further, The Development of (international) Liberalism - Thorstein Veblen
... Thorstein Veblen (1857–1926) is best known as the author of Theory of the Leisure Class ... Veblen was influential to a generation of American liberalism searching for a rational basis for the economy beyond corporate consolidation and "cut throat ... Veblen's central argument was that individuals require sufficient non-economic time to become educated citizens ...
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... Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929) wrote his first and most influential book while he was at the University of Chicago, on The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) ... Conspicuous leisure was another focus of Veblen's critique ... In The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904) Veblen distinguished the motivations of industrial production for people to use things from business motivations that used, or misused ...
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    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
    Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929)